LOUŸS, Pierre. Léon LEBÈGUE, illustrator. ~ Les trois Roses de Marie-Anne. Illustrations et gravures à l’eau-forte... Paris: [’La Semeuse’], Librairie des amateurs, A. Ferroud – A. Ferroud, successeur, 1909.
Large 8vo (230 × 158 mm), pp. , 18, , plus etched frontispiece in 3 states, head and tailpieces in 3 states, pochoir coloured initials. Original wrappers. Limitation in manuscript. Wrappers slightly creased, b very good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition, tirage de tête, on grand japon with plates and illustrations in 3 states, this unnumbered copy reserved by the publisher for the author. There were 300 copies in all, including 60 on japon (30 with 3 states, 30 with 2 states). Illustrator Lebègue was already a prolific commercial artists, producing posters, menus and other book illustrations; he specialised in certain strand of medievalist fantasy. Not in Carteret.